Every parent comes to the point where they start to wonder if their baby’s changing table is necessary anymore. At that point, you might even look around the nursery and ask yourself, “When does a baby outgrow changing tables?” Here’s what you need to know.
When Does a Baby Outgrow Their Changing Table?
Your child is likely to outgrow their changing table faster than their crib. On average, babies use the changing table until the age of two or until they surpass the weight and age requirement. At that point, you won’t need a changing table anymore. However, it might be best to ditch the changing table altogether for a dresser and changing tray.
Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Changing Table
A changing table is really unnecessary, especially in this day and age where you’re on the go more than usual and need portability. If you’re like many parents who need a reason or two not to buy a changing table, here are our top two:
Space and Storage
A changing table works well for storage but takes up a lot of space, and it’s pointless to hang onto it if you don’t plan on having more than one child. So, it’s better to sell it or give it away instead of holding onto it.
There are better alternatives to a changing table. Dressers, for example, are smaller and can fit into any nursery aesthetic. Plus, you don’t have to worry about replacing the furniture every ten years.
What To Use Instead of a Changing Table
A changing table is not the only option parents have when it comes to refreshing a diaper. Here are other preferred alternatives to a changing table:
- Changing tray
- Changing pad
- Towels, blankets, sheets
- Changing mat
So, when will a baby grow out of their changing table? Simply Nursery provides the answer with changing trays that help you ditch the table altogether, can fit in every room—especially our adaptable and sophisticated wooden changing tray—and offer exceptional portability for parents on the go. Come shop our collection online to find what you need to create a space that grows with your child and makes diaper changes a breeze.